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IPsec SWG
Objectives
This SWG is working on activities to ensure interoperability between equipments implementing "IPsec" that is a technology to provide confidentiality, connectionless integrity and data-origin authentication.
Background
"IPsec" is a protocol suite to provide cryptographically-based security for Internet Protocol. "IPsec" ensures packet confidentaility, connectionless integrity and data-origin authentication. These serices are provided at IP layer, offering protection for IP and/or upper layer protocols.

"IKEv2" is a protocol suite to to set up a security association used in the "IPsec". "IKEv2" reduces difficulties related to distribution of "IPsec" security association.

IPsec must be availabe in all IPv6 statndards-compiliant equipments. More IPv6 equipments runs, and with this, "IPsec" and "IKEv2" are also required to be available.
Purpose
We develop the test specifications and tools to validate the equipment as a means to ensure interoperability between equipments. The purpose of this activity is to promote the wide use of them, and to establish them as the international standard of test specification for the equipment.
More specifically, we aim for these specifications and tools to be adopted in "IPv6 Ready Logo Program" that is international activity to ensure the connectivity of IPv6 equipments.
Period
2003-11/2013-03 (conclusion)
Products
  • 2004-09-08 : We developed the test specifications and tools. They have been adopted as the basis for the test specification of IPv6 Ready Logo Phase-2 IPsec.
  • 2008-12-11 : We developed the test specifications and tools. They have been adopted as the basis for the test specification of IPv6 Ready Logo Phase-2 IKEv2.
IPsec SWG main activity
In the following events, we validated our test tools.
  • TAHI Interoperability Test Event by TAHI Project
  • ICSA Labs Interoperability Workshop organized by ICSA Labs
IPsec SWG chronology
Organization
  • Successive chairman of SWG
    • 2004-02 : Nobumichi Ozoe (Yokogawa Electric Corporation)
    • 2006-06 : Yukiyo Akisada (Yokogawa Electric Corporation)
    • 2010-07 : Hiroki Endo (Yokogawa Electric Corporation)
  • Member companies
    • Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Acknowledgment
We would like to express thanks to the following organizations.
  • TAHI Project(JAPAN)
  • IPv6 Forum
  • UNH-IOL(USA)
  • ICSA Labs(USA)
This activity was supported in part by a grant from NICT(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology).
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